I'm strictly a by-recipe-cook. Can't deviate or create my own meals. Good Food online provides all our meals .
DS2 is a veg a phobe and Will Not eat veg (or fruit for that matter), however I have just dicovered that he loves Covent Garden Minestone soup, laps it up and asked for seconds, (this is a moment and I sat there like that watching him chow down!)
But... it's got loads of salt in it, far to much for a 20mo to consume in one meal (probably too much for the entire day), so I'm hoping to recreate it.
Here's the ingredients (I haven't a clue where to start...maybe by softening the onions?!)
fry off the onions, garlic and celery. then add the rest of the veg. add tinned tomatoes and seasoning you could also add some salt free stock if you've got some. then add the beans and pasta and simmer for 15 mins or so. add the herbs at the end if they're fresh - add them in the middle if they're dried.
ok One onion couple of garlic cloves 1 stick of celery 1 of each of the vegetables (you'll need to chop/cube them quite small) 2 tins of tomatoes pint of water/stock tin of each beans couple of handfuls of pasta couple of tbsp's puree
that should make about 8 portions which you can freeze